Category: Halal Integrity

UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

| 12/08/2013 | 2 Replies
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

| 10/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) may shelve its plans to make Egypt its distribution centre in Europe for
Malaysian-made halal products following the country’s political turmoil.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

In 2010, the industry exported RM1.3 billion in products to the rest of the world; two years later, it rose to RM1.73 billion, according to the “halal” Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

SB 312 seeks to create a Philippine Halal Accreditation and Regulatory Board responsible for the formulation, drafting, management and implementation of programs relevant to Halal products and services.

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Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

Some Kazakhstani consumer groups are warning customers to beware of food that improperly bears the “halal” label.

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Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), has embarked into the halal surgical surture business through its subsidiary, Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd, which has invested RM80 million.

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UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) Masood Khawaja announced his retirement from the organisation in a statement yesterday.

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UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

Halal integrity is an important factor that governs meat imports into the UAE, according to experts working on a related campaign with the Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma).

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Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

Bahrain’s health ministry said that it had pulled out 22 imported products after inspection teams found them contaminated with either pork or horsemeat. The ministry said that six products contained pork while 16 had horsemeat and that their labels did not refer to either.

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Tajikistan certifies halal food

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Tajikistan certifies halal food

Food that meets Tajikistan’s halal standards became available for public sale July 20. Six Tajik food producers already meet the new standards.

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UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) has sent a letter to 1,400 mosques across the UK, warning them to avoid meat products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

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Philippines: HICCIP to strengthen Halal-based products

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: HICCIP to strengthen Halal-based products

To help strengthen the Philippine halal industry, a group of Filipino Muslim businessmen recently organized the Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines (HICCIP)

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Denmark: Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
Denmark:  Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

Several young men entered the premises of Tayyib Food in the western Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup and assaulted the director and another employee. The victims had to be taken to an area A&E to be treated for their wounds.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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Australia: Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

A new sticker campaign linking halal food to terrorism has angered Australian Muslims, accusing rightist groups of spreading baseless misconceptions about a peaceful Muslim community.

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Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) recorded an increase of 39 per cent in application for halal certificate for hotel and food premises this year, its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said today.

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Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid lauded the role of PNAC for launching of Halal Food accrediation scheme and said that it will increase the demand of Pakistanis products.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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